Upcoming filing deadlines for independent presidential candidates from August 8 to August 14

Although there is no formal, national deadline to file to run for president of the United States, independent presidential candidates must keep a close eye on the election calendar as each state has its own filing requirements and deadline to qualify to appear on the general election ballot.

These requirements may include submitting a petition with a certain number of signatures or paying a filing fee.

Filing deadlines for independent presidential candidates have already passed in 29 states.

In the week of August 10, there are three filing deadlines:

• Georgia (August 14)
• Iowa (August 14)

• Nevada (August 14)

There are seven filing deadlines the following week.

• Utah (August 17)
• Minnesota (August 18)
• Montana (August 19)
• Alabama (August 20)
• Tennessee (August 20)
• Louisiana (August 21)

• Virginia (August 21)

The following chart shows how many days are left until each remaining state’s filing deadline passes:

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